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republicans blast their own party from speaker boehner on down for failing to pass a sandy relief package. elaine quijano is covering. over the cliff and back. nancy cordes and wyatt andrews on the new year's night budget deal and how a tax break for racetracks got in it. obesity is a health risk. but researchers now say being a little overweight could reduce your risk of dying. dr. jon lapook with a surprising new report. and she was one of the most popular sickers ever. remembering patti page. ♪ i was dancing with my darling to the tennessee waltz ♪ captioning sponsored by cbs this is the "cbs evening news" with scott pelley. >> pelley>> mason: good evening, scott's off tonight. the sigh of relief that came when the house passed the fiscal cliff deal was soon drowned out by a roar of anger. governors chris christie of new jersey and andrew cuomo of new york along with senators and house members from those states blasted house speaker john boehner today for putting off a vote on aid for victims of superstorm sandy. we have three reports on all this tonight. first, elaine quijano on t
adjourn the 112th congress without providing assistance to the victims of superstorm sandy. i am joined today, mr. speaker, by many of my colleagues from the jurisdictions that -- whose people received the most damaging blow. though my district did not sustain the extreme damage that those in new york, new jersey, and connecticut did, the president declared several maryland counties eligible for federal assistance from this storm. but it was minor, and my citizens are not in dire circumstances. but the citizens of some who we'll hear from today are in that condition. those counties joined hundreds in the 1,000-mile diameter of this storm, the largest geographicically in the history --geographically in the history of the atlantic hurricanes. now at best the speaker said that sandy's victims will need to wait until the next congress to receive assistance. wait. they say to millions who are in pain and in distress. we should not be waiting, mr. speaker. we should be voting this very morning, which i tell you, mr. speaker, i expected to happen from my discussions with the majority leader. a
sandy or didn't do with hurricane sandy, they are really at a low point, but my guess is they will start moving back upward politically speaking, because they are just on stronger ground. that said, i think john boehner has had permanent damage done to him by the failure to pass plan b, the way he was ultimately kind of on the sidelines of the negotiations. winners, two, joe biden and mitch mcconnell, proving as they did with the debt ceiling and in 2010 with the bush tax cuts, they know how to get things done. >> luke, let's talk first about the breakdown of the vote. in the house vote last night, only 85 republicans voted for this deal. the speaker, as you pointed out last night, showed some guts in actually voting for it. >> speakers ordinarily don't necessarily vote. sometimes they vote on big bills, but especially with this big vote where he knew cantor and mccarthy were going to vote against it. he made a decision he should be on the yes side of this, for whatever reason, for conversations i've had, look, he wanted to be out in front to tell his republican colleagues this is the be
, what the new law will mean for you and why the victims of superstorm sandy feel left in the lurch. out of the hospital. late word tonight that hillary clinton has been released from the hospital. >>> constant craving. is one of the most popular ingredients in the american diet making us overeat. tonight, what scientists are able to see for the first time. >>> and making a difference. rebuilding a great american city with a simple bowl of soup and a lot of good ideas. "nightly news" begins now. >>> from nbc news world headquarters in new york, this is "nbc nightly news" with brian williams. >> good evening, i'm kate snow in tonight for brian. after weeks of negotiations and last-minute hold-ups over the fiscal cliff, congress late last night finally passed an agreement on taxes and spending. in a moment, we'll tell you what that legislation means for every american. but it's what the house did not do last night that caused an uproar today. lawmakers left before considering a bill to help victims of superstorm sandy, and that had republicans from hard-hit states taking aim at leaders of
've been here. >> nine weeks after sandy, not one penny has been appropriated. >> we turned our back on them. >> the only thing our republican colleagues did this week is serve up false hope to the people devastated by the storm. >> they have no problem finding new york when it comes to raising money. >> the relief will come early next year but will come at the $27 billion level. >> anyone from new york or new jersey who contributes one penny to congressional republicans after this should have their head examined. ♪ >>> a very happy new year to you and your family. 2013 begins as washington barely avoids crashing off the fiscal cliff. in a rare late night vote, they managed to pass a compromised bill on new year's day. republicans were forced to frown and bear it affirming the first tax increase in two decades. starting with earnings over $400,000. all that remains is for the president to sign the bill into law. so we begin the year with a harmonious congressional kumbaya, right? >> the conduct of the republican leadership was disgrateful, indefensible, and immoral. we cannot belie
on a $60 billion aid package to sandy victims and why they are scrambling now to make it right. >>> and then averting the fiscal cliff. we are going live to wall street for an update. >>> paul ryan says, quote, wasn't afraid to vote yes on the fiscal cliff deal. could that be a sign for 2016? i am wolf blitzer, and you are in the "the situation room." >>> if the gop house of representatives thought they were feeling the heat for the fiscal cliff, they did but it may have been nothing compared to what they are feeling now. the bite bg backlash coming from prominent members of their own party, they are blasting last night's decision to end the 112th congress without approving a $60 billion aid package for the thousands of victims still suffering from the super storm sandy. leading the charge, a rising star in the party, and a possible 2016 presidential contender, the new jersey governor, chris christie. >> i will not in the specifics with what i discussed with john boehner today, but there is no reason for me at the moment to believe anything they tell me because they have been t
backlash this one over a delay in aid for super storm sandy. >> with no explanation, the rug is pulled out from all of us. this a disaster on top of a disaster. >> republicans in congress brought this house to a new low last night. >> the fact is the speaker had no choice. >> tonight, developments after a storm of anger. finally, a fiscal cliff deal. >> i think it's good that we have reached some sort of compromise, although it's kind of lame that it took so long. >> i'm almost wondering why do we even have a congress. >> this fight isn't finished. tonight, the looming battle over spending cuts and raising the nation's credit limits. plus, an oil drilling rig crunches into an island during a storm in alaska. and salvage teams now working to prevent an environmental disaster. but we begin tonight with word of a plan to calm some anger in congress. i'm jon scott in for shepard smith. republican lawmakers are now promising a vote on aid for victims of super storm sandy by january 15th. the senate has already passed a 6 billion-dollar relief bill and the has was set to vote on a smaller versio
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. this time, over the hurricane sandy aid bill. lawmakers from new york and new jersey call the lack of progress, failing to get t a vote, a disaster. shannon bream sorts it all out. >> the most disgraceful action i have seen since i have been here. >> disaster on top of a disaster. >> house republicans who oppose quick package of the sandy aid bill are blasted from both sides of the aisle. pew lawmakers like california isssa say they would never vote for a bill with pet projects that having no to do with those devastated by the storm. >> the senate didn't do their job. they sent us pork and they left town. that was wrong. >> critics of the senate bill that was going to be broke on the separate house votes, $27 billion primary bill and $30 billion amendment says it was loaded with pork. they point to $600 million for the epa to is up profit climb change issues. 348 million for the national park service. $188 million for amtrak. among other things. >> i doubt that issa would say when california god forbid has an earthquake, or a fire, that relief to them is pork. he has not. i'm infur
an update on the hurricane sandy relief bill making its way through congress. "washington journal" is next. >> nobody will get 100% of what they want. let's make sure middle-class families and the american economy and the world economy are not adversely impacted because people cannot do their jobs. host: the headline in this morning's "washington post" -- president obama and senate leaders were on the verge of an agreement that would let taxes rise on the wealthiest households while protecting the vast majority of americans from tax hikes set to hit in january. welcome to the saturday edition of "and the washington journal." for the first 45 minutes of the program we are going to be talking about senate negotiating a fiscal clifts deal, what has been going on on that half of the capital. see what they are talking about and how things are going. we want to get your input and your part of the conversation. you can reach out to us on twitter. facebook, facebook.com/cspan. and you can send us an e-mail. this is more from the article, the lead story in "the washington post." they ride, the deve
jersey governor blasts congress for not doing must have to help super storm sandy victims how the house speaker responded. >> our first check of traffic, and you can tell a lot of people getting back to work after the holiday break. this san francisco skyway jammed going left to right. and better for folks on the righthand side of the screen. back wit >>> new jersey governor chris christie is fuming, angry at members of his own republican party and in particular, john boehner because congress has not acted on a aid package for victims of super storm, sandy. >> in october, super storm sandy unleashed her fury on new york and new jersey z now, the fight over recovery funding erupted into a storm of anger. on capitol hill. >> we cannot believe that this cruel knife in the back was delivered to our region. >> in the regions. >> 66 days and counting. shame on you. shame on congress. >> lawmakers expect aid vote on the sandy aid bill late last night. but in a surprise move, speaker john boehner pulled the bill. the house would not vote before the start of the next 3 the reaction, swift and an
-through in washington. >> will this rally last? >>> sandy hook eleme y school students are about to head back to class three weeks after the shooting. classes resume thursday at a repurposed school in nearby monroe. students have toured the school and an open house is set for today. >>> the shell ail rig has run aground off the coast of alaska. no oil leaking. crew members were evacuated. >>> a paparazzi was killed while trying to get a picture of justin bieber. >> he's free he says i'll take care of business. >> all that a soldier's surprise homecoming at the rose parade in california. >> oh, that's beautiful. makes me cry. >> and all that matters. >> members of congress are furious after the house went home without voting on a relief bill for hurricane sandy victims. >> absolutely inexcusable, absolutely indefensible. we have a moral obligation to hold this vote. >> on "cbs this morning." >> the annual polar bear plunge at coney island could help raise money for coverage. >> i lost my house, i'm going in the same water on new year's day! captioning funded by cbs >>> welcome to "cb
. >> victims of sandy, many still homeless are hoping to recover and more outraged. >> it's a shame and a tragedy because they put politics before people. >> we are one community out of many. there a lot of people that are looking for aid that are displaced like myself and that would help us mentally and we are disappointed they couldn't come to a conclusion. >> just a few hours ago, president obama said in part the senate passed this request with bipartisan support, but the house of representatives refused to act. pass it without delay for our fellow americans. right now we are waiting a news conference by chris cristy and we will keep a close eye on that, but as we await it, kelliy o'donnell is live with that. we have speaker boehner's office saying the speaker is committed to getting the sandy relief bill passed, but when? >> in talking to aides, they say they want to reassure members it will be his first priority in the new congress that begins tomorrow at noon. part of what has made this so painful and erupted with such surprise is that members of the house thought they would b
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sandy. >> the rug is pulled out from under us. absolutelyindefensible. >> absolutely absurd. >> shame on you, mr. speaker. >> reporter: the failure to even vote on the $60 billion bill prompted an outburst from chris christie. >> 66 days and counting. shame on you. shame on congress. >> reporter: his wrath aimed squarely at republican leaders in congress. >> they forget, we sent them there. we sent them there to do the work for us. not to sit down there and play with each other. >> reporter: all that sound and fury apparently paid off. late today, speaker of the house john boehner said that aid to victims of hurricane sandy would be the first priority of the new congress that gets sworn in tomorrow. the first vote for sandy victims coming on friday. >> all right, jon, thank you. but let me ask you this. we've had relief now about one crisis averted, but when is the next one? >> reporter: we have potentially three fiscal cliffs coming up. the first one comes next month, when the government is at risk of defaulting on its debt unless congress raises the amount of money the government ca
to the victims of hurricane sandy because of the cost. boehner signaling that he's back to a hard line in the budget fights ahead. so are senate republicans. >> so we're going to focus on spending and the tidal waves coming at us are medicare and social security. postponed two months by yesterday's fiscal cliff deal. >> the motion is adopted. >> wave number two is worse. another debt ceiling fight, like the one last year that damaged the u.s. credit rating. president obama vows no repeats. >> i will not have another debate with this congress over whether or not they should pay the bills that have already racked up. >> but house republicans pushed back. the president thinks he's not going to negotiate, he better thing again. he's president of the united states, not emperor of the planet. >> reporter: this could get scarier than the cliff. >> it may take a default, another downgrade, the serious economic consequences that flow from it to jolt us back to some kind of reality. >> reporter: and not a happy new year. congressional scholar said it could look like tribal war fare up here and s
from both democrats and republicans for not helping victims of sandy. >>> plus secretary of state hillary clinton is expected to make a full recovery after suffering a blood clot near her brain. so much for her critics on the far right who suggested she was faking being sick to avoid testifying about benghazi. >>> and let me finish with the reason it's hard to avoid a fiscal cliff. we begin with whether anyone really won in the fiscal cliff standoff. howard fineman is the director for "the huffington post" media group, steven walsh with "the wall street journal." let's look at who came out the winner on this fight. on the right there's some significant disagreement. here's what bill kristol wrote just before the house vote. quote, politically republicans are escaping with a better outcome than they might have expected. and president obama has gotten relatively little at his moment of greatest strength. then there's conservative commentator charles krauthammer. >> in the house who hate the bill and for good reason. i mean, this is a complete surrender on everything. >> so that's ch
and killed 26 people, sandy hook elementary schoolbefore that massacre, lanza home nearby. police haven't given ait's the 11th hour and still no fiscal cliff deal on the table. when we return. we take a look at lawmakers final push to beat the new years deadline for a compromise. ♪ [ female announcer ] no more paper coupons. no more paper lists. [ dog barking ] ♪ no more paper anything. safeway presents just for u. ♪ save more. save easier. saving more, starts now. just for u on the safeway app. >>> another day gone and still no deal on the fiscal cliff. if nothing is done by midnight monday, mandatory tax hikes and spending cuts will kick in, impacting every american. senate majority leader harry reid says while negotiations are on-going, the senate will not vote on any plan this evening. elizabeth corridan is monitoring the situation from washington, d-c. >> reporter: >> as >> as we gather with so much, we need to guide our lawmakers with your wisdom. this evening. >> reporter: the senate will reconvene monday morning, at which point there will be just over 12-hours until the u.
and teachers who survived the tragic shooting at sandy hook elementary. this is brand new video of them heading to their new temporary school for the first time since the shootings. it is in the neighboring town of monroe, just seven miles from the shooting site. david lee miller is live from there now. david, can you tell us what the plan is? >> reporter: this is a very special day, arthel. the plan today is to what is being described as an open house here in monroe. students and parents this afternoon are going to visit the chalk hills school. this is going to be the temporary school, at least for the foreseeable future for students who attended sandy hook and there are signs up all over town well coming the students and welcoming their parents. you might recall that the principal of sandy hook was killed during that rampage so valiantly trying to save the lives of students in her care. now the interrim prince approximately -- inches principal was come out of retirement for sandy hook posted on the school's website this message quote i want students and families during the loss of their preci
is gun control. some are pushing for more regulation in the wake of the sandy hook elementary shooting. another hot topic legalizing marijuana. supporters say it has medical benefits but state officials are concerned it's illegal under federal law. medical marijuana laws stalled in annapolis in recent years. >> now maryland's most accurate forecast. >> all right. let's talk about what's going on right now. we have lots of clouds out there right now. also, as we look towards the west, you can see in virginia and southern maryland, dealing with a little bit of a wentry mix out there. more flurry action flying around so if you are heading to southern maryland today around salisbury, you are going to run into flurries this morning and light snow mixing in with a little sleet. you can see the wider view. we can see the rain do you to the -- down to the south. as we go throughout the day, the cloud will decrease and we will get more sunshine. and we are going to be dealing with very cold temperatures this morning. that will linger throughout the day. it's 25 degrees right now in manchester.
for delaying a vote on aid to the victims of hurricane sandy because of the cost. he is signalling he is back to the hard line for the budget fights ahead. >> we will focus on spending coming at us, medicare and social security. >> the fight over defense cuts in social service spending. postponed by the fiscal cliff deal. another debt ceiling crisis like the one last year that damaged the credit rating. president obama vows no repeat. >> i will not have another debate with this congress on whether not we should pay the bills they have already racked up. >> the president thinks he is not going to negotiate, think again. he is not emperor of the planet. >> it might take a default, another downgrade. serious economic consequences to told us back to some kind of reality. that is a frightening prospect. >> of the congressional scholar says it could look like a tribal war appear. >> the agreement doesn't address all the fiscal problems, but they're coming together to avoid part of the economic turmoil. >> i really admire the republicans that came together with us so that we would not go into seques
congress's hang seng gained nearly 3%. >>> sandy hook elementary students are about to head back to class three weeks after a shooting. classes return to a repurposed school. >>> an open house is set for today. >>> a shell oil rig has run aground off the coast of alaska. >>> no oil is leaking. all members have been evacuated. >>> they captured photos of justin bean 'eers car. >> but he wasn't driving, and he wasn't in the car at all. >>> what a hit! >> he says i'll take care of business. >>> all that -- >> a soldier's surprise homecoming at the rose parade in california. >> oh, that's beautiful. >> makes me cry. >>> -- and all that matters. >> members of congress are for russ after the house went home without voegt on a leaf bill for victims of hurricane sandy. >> absolutely defensive. >>> on "cbs this morning." >> the annual polar bare plunge on coney island to help raise money for recovery efforts from hurricane sandy. >> i lost my house. i'm going in on new year's day. captioning funded by cbs >>> welcome to "cbs this morning." i'm norah o'donnell along with anthony mason. charlie and
hopeful and would expect that we would provide the emergency assistance needed for the victims of sandy, one of the country's worst storms in history that damaged the northeast so badly. so i am hopeful we will be able to move on both of these issues, and that we will have members on both sides who perhaps will not agree, but hopefully we will have members on both sides who will agree, and we can act as the american people expect us to do so. >> why don't we ask mr. van holland. >> thank you. i will be very brief. i think the difference between a divided government and dysfunctional government is the willingness to compromise. we saw that in the senate as leader paw -- leader pelosi and hoyer has said is looking at agreement and deciding it helps democrats and republicans and whether it helps move us forward. we are hopeful republicans on the house will do as democrats and republicans did on the senate and weigh all of the equities here, but decide at the end of the day that not everybody gets a hundred percent of what they want. democracy means a willingness to come together for the go
of superstorm sandy. this is how republican peter king responded this morning. >> john boehner has been personally helpful over the years, so it pains me to say this, but the fact is, the dismissive attitude that was shown last night towards new york, new jersey, connecticut, typifies, i believe, a strain in the republican party. we cannot believe that this cruel knife in the back was delivered to our region. >> now, unfortunately, these leaders will still need to work together, and soon. with one deadline down last night, the president has already begun positioning himself for the next fight. >> we'll negotiate over many things. i will not have another debate with this congress over whether or not they should pay the bills that they've already racked up through the laws that they passed. let me repeat. we can't not pay bills that we've already incurred. >> the debt ceiling is coming, the sequesters are coming. cue the next countdown clock. joining us now from washington, the sage of capitol hill, hardest-working man in news business, nbc's luke russert. the first question i have to ask
on aid to the victims of hurricane sandy. several members of his own party immediately and loudly blasted him this afternoon, including new jersey governor chris christie. the speaker has now scheduled a vote for friday and a second vote on january 15th. >>> and the speaker has just responded to that criticism through a spokesman this evening. nbc news correspondent mike viqueira is nbc's washington bureau right now. mike, how much support does the speaker have right now to stay in that position? >> you know, jim, that's a great question. there's been a lot of speculation over the last couple days. after all that turmoil yesterday, where there was a back and forth, a question whether house republicans would go along with the overwhelming bipartisan vote, there were republicans very angry about that vote, they didn't think it had enough spending cuts in it to match enough tax hikes, and they hesitated. in the end, speaker john boehner had to put it on the floor that angered a lot of republicans. newscast his number two, eric cantor, the majority leader voted no, and john boehner voted yes
to watch it. anna, thank you. jon: superstorm sandy caused so much devastation when it slammed into the northeast. the senate approved billions of dollars in aid to help the victims. why those affected won't be seeing any of that money anytime soon. [gunfire] >>> plus one of the deadliest attacks in weeks in syria as the violence there only gets worse. how much longer than the assad regime last? ambassador john bolton with his thoughts next. [ male announcer ] eligible for medicare? that's a good thing, but it doesn't cover everything. only about 80% of your part b medical expenses. the rest is up to you. so consider an aarp medicare supplement insurance plan, insured by unitedhealthcare insurance company. like all standardized medicare supplement plans, they help save you up to thousands in out-of-pocket costs. call today to request a free decision guide. with these types of plans, you'll be able to visit any doctor or hospital that accepts medicare patients... plus, there are no networks, and you'll never need a referral to see a specialist. join the millions who have already
staff nine schools there with armed and uniformed guards, just days after a gunman stormed sandy hook elementary school on december 14th. 20 young students and six teachers died. parents in marlboro say they support the move. >> i think it's a good idea after the shooting up in connecticut and just to make the kids feel a little safer. >> it makes me feel safer 'cause i know what happened to the kids and it makes me feel really safe. >> is there any emotional event to this, i personally have a hard time talking about it and seeing the images. >> megyn: marlboro's superintendent says the officers will be at the schools for the next three months while the town figures out if there are more cost effective ways to keep the schools safe. and now, the latest on the survivors from the shooting at sandy hook elementary as they prepare to return to classes. students today did a walk through of their new school and the nearby town of monroe, connecticut and the town local officials are going to great lengths to make this transition as easy as possible on the children. david lee miller is live n
political battle today over hurricane sandy aid for hard-hit new york and new jersey. i'll bring you all the tough rhetoric when we come back. >>> and yet another big story brewing for tomorrow. john boehner, he could be facing a real challenge for his job speaker of the house. ace acosta is all over this story. "the kudlow report" begins right now. >>> back to the rally on the streets today. that is the total sizzle story. check out these numbers. in case you missed it, dow added 308 points. nasdaq up 93. s&p 500 surging 36. cnbc's kelly evans joins us with all the details. good evening, kelly. >> larry, good evening, from down here at the stock exchange where you practically would expect streamers and champagne. the kind of day we had to put in in context, the likes of bill gross saying he sees stocks up 5% for the year, we did 60% of that in the first trading day. a lot of people are pointing to this that there could be many better things to come than just 5% in stocks. we saw the best start to the year, at least in percentage terms for the major indexes since 2009. the russell 2,000,
and sandy with our directors up there, keeps us all looking good. more joanie and elizabeth. we have pat and elizabeth. i'm digging your glasses, sweetie. those are awesome. there's willis, who you hear all the time. and there's some of our lovely ladies. everybody come up onset right now, if you can. cheers to 2013. cheers to 2012. it was a great year. i said everybody come up and we just have the commish. >> happy new year, everybody. >> joanie, come on up. you couldn't even open it for us? can we open it right now? i can do it. i can do a lot in 30 seconds. let's hope that i -- now, we're so appreciative for all of you and the best of luck, blessings and joy in 2013. >> get that bad boy open. >> one, two, three. >> yeah! >>> this morning on "world news now," midnight came and went. while the world was celebrating, congress was working to avoid the fiscal cliff. >> but there was no reason for celebration, at least on capitol hill. it is tuesday, january 1, 2013. >> from abc news, this is "world news now." >> we both agree it's really weird saying 2013. >> that was awkward. >> writing y
away. >>> a new jersey condo complex damaged by hurricane sandy has been hit with fire. about 100 firefighters battled the blaze. fire officials say no one was seriously hurt. residents have been struggling in the aftermath of sandy. the cause of the fire is under investigation, but fire officials say several gas lines ruptured, which fuelled the fire. >> here's a look at your weather for the first day of 2013. thunderstorms from houston to new orleans and in atlanta, flooding is a possibility, as well. parts of west virginia and ohio could pick up a couple of inches of snow and windy in the northeast. >> the midwest will shiver in the cold air. minneapolis in the mid teens. the rose parade will get off to a chilly support. seattle and portland in the upper 30s. the northeast, seasonable. miami is our hot spot. a balmy 81. >> that's where i'm going next new year's, miami. >> sounds like a plan. >>> 2012 has seen a lot of ups and downs in the world of sports. >> brandi hitt takes a look back at the highlights and the low lights. >> reporter: the sports world gave us plenty to remem
didn't don't identified claimed the body of adam lanza the man who killed 26 people at sandy hook elementary in connecticut on december 14th. >>> 200 students, parents and faculty from the sandy hook school attended the new york giants game sunday. they were high fived by the giants players. >>> kim kardashian is pregnant. kardashian's family confirmed the news but the father to be rapper kanye west announced it last night during a concert in atlantic city. kim is about 12 weeks with the baby due in the summer. >>> the way that congratulations have all been going all night on twitter, her mom tweeting oh, baby baby baby. they tweeted most pregnancies in the last nine months or four marriages in kim kardashian. >>> tonight an estimated 1 million revelers are expected to gather in new york's times square to ring in the new year. as with any high-profile gathering of this size security is on high alert to make sure tonight's massive event goes off without a hitch. we go live to times square with more on the preparations. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. still very quiet here
the highest favorable job rating ever found in any governor of new jersey after his handling of sandy. >> did that natural disaster and the reaction of governor christie and the reaching out to the president -- did that help president obama? >> it certainly did. i do not think it was decisive. if the election had been held a week earlier and you look at the polls, and to was a lot closer. i think obama would have won, but it would not have been an electoral landslide. i think his 2.8% advantage in the popular vote probably would have been a pointless. people ask how important obama's reaction, handling of sandy was, 9% said it was the most important issue. i think 18% said it was one of the most important issues. a very high number. if you look at the trajectory of the polls, it clearly had an effect, but i do not think it was a decisive effect. i think the roots of the defeat of romney were a lot deeper than that. >> chris christie is a harbinger of the future in a sense. he is an imperfect messenger because he has a weight problem and a little bit too much of a mouth on him, but set into th
at sandy hook elementary school in connecticut on december 14. >>> and 200 students, parents, and faculty from the sandy hook school attended the new york giants' game on sunday. they were high-survived by the giants' players as they ran on to the field. >>> kim kardashian is pregnant. kardashian's family confirmed the news. but the father-to-be, rapper kanye west, announced it last night during a concert in atlantic city. kim is about 12 weeks with a baby due in the summer. >>> the wave of congratulatory tweets have been going all night. kim's mom tweeting, "oh, baby, baby, baby." and "the soup," tweeted "most pregnancies last nine month or about four marriage in kim time." ba-dum-bum. >>> tonight an estimated one million revelers are expected to gather in times square to ring in the new year. and as with any high-profile gathering of this size, security on as high alert to make sure tonight's massive event goes off without a hitch. wendy gillette is live in times square with more on those preparations. what's the latest? >> reporter: well, good morning, veronica. as you can see, it's st
child would no longer exist. >> after hurricane sandy ravaged the jersey shore just days prior to the election, the nation saw governor chris christie, a romney supporter, buddying up to president obama. >>>> when you have irresponsibility for those folks, you could give a damn about the politics of things. i could care less today. >> what is chris christie's political future? >> re-election looks quite probablele to the point where the mayor of newark, who was seen as his principal opponent, has decided to look in other venues to pursue his own political future. he recorded the highest favorable jobing ever found in the governor of n jersey in its history aftryer h handling of sandy >> did that natural disaster and the reacti of governor christie a and the reaing out to the president -- did that help president obama? >> it certainly did. i do not think it was decisive. if the election had been held a weweek earlier, the dayy bore say, and you look at the polls, of course i think obama would have won, but it would not have been an electoralal laslide, and i think his 2.8% advan
that any delay could rattle already fragile markets. >> two weeks after the tragedy at sandy hook elementary, the topic of gun-control has heated up at the state and federal levels and as talk of legislative action increases, so do gun sales. then sales have spiked across the nation as people are buying guns that are now legal but may not be if new legislation passes. maryland is no exception. there were 7200 applications in november, but following the shooting, those numbers do to be spiking. >> we do not have part numbers for december but we believe we are looking at over 8200 purchase applications. >> in 2011, more than 46,000 purchase applications were processed. by the end of the year, police protect 62,000 will be handled. a man remains in a coma after being beaten at a home in west baltimore. authorities found steven pearson beaten unconscious on mcculloh street. he had gone to give an estimate on some contract work when he went missing. >> all i know is that they rob him. it is wrong what they did. i hear about this stuff on the news but i never thought it would come to my
to take the stand. >> good morning, everybody, i'm rob nelson. this morning, hurricane sandy is our only story as that monster storm churns into a worse-case scenario. >> we're going to die. we're going to freeze. >> barack obama has been re-elected president of the united states, declared the winner just after 11:00 eastern last night. winning pretty much all of the key battle ground states, including ohio. breaking developments in the scandal that's already claimed the career of former cia director david petraeus. >> hundreds turned out to remember the 20 children and 6 adults killed in last friday's elementary school massacre. in a very emotional address, the president said simply the country has had enough of this kind of bloodshed. >> charlotte, daniel, olivia, josephine. let us find the strength to carry on and make our country worthy of their memory. >> incredible year. >> the president revealed earlier yesterday that that day of newtown, connecticut, december 14, that was the worst day of his presidency. the toughest day. >> i don't think anybody would argue with that. and on a l
leaders to end the congressional session without voting on an aid bill for victims of superstorm sandy. new york republican peter king said the decision was indefensible. maryland democrat steny hoyer said he was deeply disappointed. last friday the senate approved a $60.4 billion sandy relief meetings. the house appropriations committee drafted a smaller bill. a vote by the full house hasn't been expected before the body recessed. >>> secretary of state hillary clinton is still in a new york hospital getting treated for that blood clot. doctors found the clot in a vein behind her right ear. the 65-year-old clinton did not suffer any stroke or brain damage. she's expected to make a full recovery. doctors familiar with this type of clot say it is unlikely that it developed as a side effect of her recent concussion when she fell at her home. secretary clinton was also treated for a blood clot back in the 1990's when she was first lady. that one was in her leg. >>> you may kiss your spouse. that's the phrase that will be used more and more in maryland now, now that same-sex marriage is le
of the sandy hook school shooting in connecticut. preparing to return to classes for the first time since the tragedy. classes resume tomorrow. but today, families will get a first look at the new location. the previous chalk hill middle school in nearby monroe, just a few miles from newtown. a meticulously renovated school the students will now attend. and abc's amy robach is in monroe this morning, to show us. good morning to you, amy. >> reporter: josh, good morning to you. we're just down the street from chalk hill school. and we understand some families here, in an effort to show support to the students from sandy hook who will be returning to school, they have lined the streets, the bus route, with green ribbons, to make them feel the support of this community, as they head back into the halls of a classroom. we know there's a new sign up on chalk hill middle school that reads sandy hook elementary school. as students go to class tomorrow, many of them will see a familiar face. their former principal, who retired back in 2010, will be greeting them at the door. school officials and
returning to normal after last month's tragedy at sandy hook elementary. and the state of pennsylvania is now suing the n.c.a.a. a new club in colorado is allowing members to bring their own marijuana. don't miss the kmart home sale. up to 40% off all bed and bath. this week only. at kmart. students and staff of sandy hook elementary school will return to school thursday this is the first time that everyone will be back together since the shooting rampage that left 20 students and six adults dead instead of going back to sandy hook bay will go 6 mi. away to a building where another building needs to be located. gov tim corbett's cost to discuss the filing of a federal lawsuit that follows former assistant coach sandusky's conviction of sexually abusing boys the n.c.a.a. find the school $60 million, took away winds reduced scholarships and bay and penn state for the post season.and bannedband penn statefor thebanned penn state for the game season. the u.s. postal service is recognizing the 150th anniversary with a commemorative stamp it features some famous words and the new stamp is b
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of the other stories we're following for you this wednesday morning. the children of sandy hook children to school this week, but not to the scene of that horrific tragedy. how their old classrooms have been meticulously re-created down to the crayons. really a remarkable effort by everybody in that community. we'll tell you some surprise visitors they're going to have, as well. >>> a triumphant comeback. espn host hanna storm returning to television after a month after her accident. >>> you know you make new year's resolutions that takes will power and support to succeed. but did you know there are people betting against you? doesn't that sound horrible? we'll tell you who they are, and why in the world anyone would want to bet against you. are there any good people left in the world? >> yeah, there are. a few. >> that's why we don't make new year's resolutions. >> did you make one? >> no. just not to work on new year's. >>> first, congress has kicked off 2013 by finally closing the deal to real the country back in from the fiscal cliff. >> the house voted on a measure that will spare m
am deeply disappointed, mr. speaker, and the people who have been damninged by sandy, including governor country christy, a republican, and governor cuomo, a democrat, should be deeply disappointed and, yes, angry that this congress would adjourn without addressing the pain of our fellow citizens. >> that was maryland congress denny hoyer to end the term without voting on aid for victims of hurricane sandy. a house come drafted a measure to allocate $27 billion for recovery efforts. speaker john boehner says the house won't vote on it before this term ends at noon tomorrow. his spokesman said the congressman is still committed to passing the legislation this month. >>> let's switch gears and talk about the weather. sunny skies but another cold morning. storm team 4 meteorologist tom kierein joins us. >>> this is the coldest day we've had since last winter and this morning we had quite a bit of cloudiness at dawn. since then the sky has thinned out. the atmosphere is thinning. we've had the cloud cover moving f to the east. but there's a few clouds north of us and well south but
for superstorm sandy relief. the house came within hours of when the republican governor ripped the republican controlled congress and specifically house speaker john boehner for failing to vote before adjourning late last night on the sandy relief bill. >> we respond to innocent victims of natural disasters not as republicans or democrats, but as americans. or at least we did until last night. last night politics was placed before our oath to serve our citizens. for me it was disappointing and disgusting to watch. >> now a vote on the remaining $51 billion in the aid package will happen january 15th. lawmakers from new york, new jersey and elsewhere including a lot of republicans say they are satisfied eventually this aid will be forthcoming. >>> breaking news on secretary of state hillary clinton, good news. this is video shot just a short time ago of mrs. clinton leaving new york presbyterian hospital with her husband, former president bill clinton. secretary clinton had been hospitalized since sunday after doctors discovered a blood clot behind her right ear during a followup exam for a co
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